Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces
- Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
- July 7, 2017 to September 4, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Phone: (480) 478-6000
- Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Price: $7 with paid museum admission; $10 for exhibition only
Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces presents a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists and luthiers. The exhibition is presented by MIM in partnership with the Maryland-based inlay company Pearl Works, with the majority of the pieces coming from the private collection of Larry Sifel (1948–2006), the company’s founder.
This special exhibition consists of guitars, banjos, and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, coral, gold, copper, wood, and others. These materials are manually fitted onto the instruments with diligent precision, transforming each one into a unique masterpiece.